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What I meant is... how do you service your remote server in case it fails? If you don't access it again until you vacation again, then it's worth is lowered since it defeats the point it doesn't always work.
CrashPlan.... I'm backing up a 4TB Windows Server 2012 right now.

It's going to take about 5 weeks but that's ok. I was thinking about uping my ISP package for a month to speed things up.

I never knew of Crashplan....Most of my super important stuff is on Google Drive...(Which I have 100Gig free for another year from a previous Chrombook purchase...) But Unlimited data for my server for for 4 years...for a one time payment of $190 bucks.....YUP....signing up and starting the backup TONIGHT....

/Rep to your imaginary REP count....
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I never knew of Crashplan....Most of my super important stuff is on Google Drive...(Which I have 100Gig free for another year from a previous Chrombook purchase...) But Unlimited data for my server for for 4 years...for a one time payment of $190 bucks.....YUP....signing up and starting the backup TONIGHT....

/Rep to your imaginary REP count....

It just does take quite some time for the initial backup... but it's for a server that's always up anyways!

If you have a good upload Internet package, then you're even better off. I'm uploading at around 3.4Mbps.... I limited it so not to impact user usage.

There's a discount code for a 1 year plan, not sure if is still valid: http://www.CrashPlan.com/mozyonover

You want CrashPlan+ so that's $200 for 4 years.
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What I meant is... how do you service your remote server in case it fails? If you don't access it again until you vacation again, then it's worth is lowered since it defeats the point it doesn't always work.

Depends on the type of failure. I can easily initiate an array rebuild over the internet (server will have spare HDDs to facilitate this). Significant hardware error (motherboard, etc) is the only thing I'd have to wait until my vacation to service. There's also the risk of theft, fire and natural disasters (or heck, an EMP goes off). Nothing is 100% foolproof. Really, all you can do is mitigate risk. Imho, having some form of offsite backup is better than not having any at all.
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You've been fortunate. I've had two go belly up on me: two of the infamous Seagate 7200.11s (750GB each) and one 1.5TB WD Green.

Used all different manufactures HDD since Intel 386 days and never had a HDD fail. Hopefully I won't run into any HDD issues in the future as well. whistle.gif
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You've been fortunate. I've had two go belly up on me: two of the infamous Seagate 7200.11s (750GB each) and one 1.5TB WD Green.

Used all different manufactures HDD since Intel 386 days and never had a HDD fail. Hopefully I won't run into any HDD issues in the future as well. whistle.gif

I got 3 7200.11 750s in my system. Had to RMA 2 of them already (about a year or so in).
 
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I got 3 7200.11 750s in my system. Had to RMA 2 of them already (about a year or so in).

The first 7200.11 came with my second desktop and failed just out of warranty (1 year). The second failed immediately. It was a recertified drive that was sold as new by one of Amazon's Marketplace vendors and I didn't notice the word "Recertified" on the wrapper until it failed testing and was outside the 30 day return period. The lowlife that cheated me claimed I was trying to pull something on her when I complained. I had other issues I was dealing with at the time so I didn't pursue it any further. I later learned about the 7200.11 firmware issue that was causing those drives to fail earlier. The thing that bit my backside (besides tall dogs) was the issue was well known at the time, the builder who built the computer should have known about it, and Seagate should have recalled any that hadn't been sold yet instead of just issuing a firmware update (a lot of people were raising a big stink about that).

The WD Green that died (again, just out of warranty) had been installed by the shop replacing the first 7200.11 that should have known better than to use one to install the OS on (and should have known to put the OS on a separate partition). That was when I decided I better learn more about how computers work.

I read somewhere the first batches of HDDs that came out after the floods in Thailand were having high failure rates.
     
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The below is my plan for my new PC's and media/file server tell me if you think this is ok??

1. 1st Level of protection is all Drives in the Media and Data server will be in raid 10.
2. 2nd Level will be the backup software backing everything up daily to the Storage Server’s JBOD Storage space.
3. 3rd Level of protection will be me manually backing up the server to the raid 5 or 6 drives on the storage server weekly.
4. 4th Level will be the manual back up to the removable drives for offsite storage this will be done monthly. I will have 2 sets that will be rotated and stored in separate places. One set in bank safety deposit box and 2nd set at my Office/Workshop.
5. 5th Level would be I am Looking at a Cloud Storage Solution also but this can be real slow. But as it is just the files that I will back up weekly I will have stored there it really will not matter about the speed as long as I can set the software up to just run during a specific time.

I am going to use Win 8 for the OS on the storage server. I know they may be better OS but I am comfortable with this and want to use it and I can use crashplan+ as this is not a server OS. Unless someone can recomend a better plan cloud plan for m???????? At the present time I have about 4.5 TB of data so I need unlimited with the cloud back up.

I really think I should be covered and should not have to worry about loseing all my data!!
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Pretty solid to me.
 
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...5. 5th Level would be I am Looking at a Cloud Storage Solution also but this can be real slow. But as it is just the files that I will back up weekly I will have stored there it really will not matter about the speed as long as I can set the software up to just run during a specific time...

Solid looking plan, more so than mine (and most people think my plan is excessive).

Instead of running a cloud backup solution weekly or at specific times, why not look into a plan, such as Carbonite or Crashplan (I prefer Carbonite although for your setup, Crashplan probably would be better), that will allow your computer to automatically backup to their servers continuously? It works in the background so it will not slow your computer down any.
     
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Solid looking plan, more so than mine (and most people think my plan is excessive).

Instead of running a cloud backup solution weekly or at specific times, why not look into a plan, such as Carbonite or Crashplan (I prefer Carbonite although for your setup, Crashplan probably would be better), that will allow your computer to automatically backup to their servers continuously? It works in the background so it will not slow your computer down any.

The reason for this is that this will be a media/file server and I will just back up the drives that I manually back up. This will be done more than weekly but for sure I will make sure that it is done weekly. Any media I put on the server I will put it in 2 places on the server and then the storage server built in back up. See level 3... the reason i will just do it at night is that I do not want to use up my band width during time when we use it. My wife watches TV from the internet and my daughter watches disney, utube, and itunes from internet. so I do not want to be backing up during this time. that is why i am going to only do it doing specific times..
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